Geneva, Switzerland, Gothenburg, Sweden --- STMicroelectronics and ARCCORE AB announce a strategic cooperation that significantly reduces the cost, risk, and time-to-market for customers developing embedded automotive systems based on the AUTOSAR framework.
AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a worldwide development partnership of vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor, and software industries. The AUTOSAR members (ST and ARCCORE among them) work together to develop common standards that facilitate the introduction of innovative automotive electronic systems, and implement them through cross-functional alliances with other members.
The new agreement brings together ST's SPC5 family of 32-bit Power Architecture™ microcontrollers, specifically developed for use in automotive Electronic Control Units, and ARCCORE's established AUTOSAR development software. Under the terms of the agreement, ST customers will get access to ARCCORE's comprehensive AUTOSAR development software for the SPC5 without any up-front costs, paying a license fee only after the evaluation period.
ST’s Power Architecture-based 32-bit MCUs are ideal for high-reliability control applications, including engine control, transmission, anti-lock braking systems, electrically operated power steering, active suspension, and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).
ARCCORE's development tools for AUTOSAR include the Arctic Core embedded-software platform, which comprises a real-time operating system, memory services, and automotive communication services such as CAN and LIN, and the Arctic Studio Integrated Development Environment.
The software is available now as a free download for project evaluation and development at http://www.arccore.com/resources/downloads
Further information can be found at http://www.st.com